Make Flour


Children will "mill" wheat berries into flour, and understand the difference between whole grain and refined flour.


  • Wheat berries
  • Small food processor or coffee grinder
  • White flour


  1. Allow the children to touch the wheat berries (pass small amounts around the room) prior to putting in the grinder.
  2. Grind some of the wheat berries into a fine flour. What does it feel like now?
  3. Compare the fresh ground wheat flour to white flour. Do they notice the difference in color? Explain that whole wheat flour, like they just made, contains all of the grain, nutrients, and fiber, making it a healthier choice than white flour (which is used to make white bread and in many baked goods and processed snacks like crackers)